SEVERNSIDE Tritons built on their opening round success in the second weekend of the Gloucester County Swimming Championships.

They claimed a total medal tally of 16, made up of six golds, five silvers and five bronzes, along with a flurry of hugely impressive personal bests.

In the 50m butterfly, Jake Garett won silver with team-mate Zac Cooper taking bronze in the boys 11 year-old category, and in the same age group, Caitlin Roberts was third in the girls 50m freestyle.

Chloe Barnard added to last week’s gold with a silver medal in the 12 year-old 50m freestyle, and Rachel Shutt won the gold in the 14-year-old age group.

There were further medals for Jake Garett with a hat-trick of golds in the boys (11) 200m freestyle, 100m individual medley and 100m backstroke with a silver in the 50m breaststroke all in personal best times.

All Jake’s gold winning times were notable and lead the British National ranking database of times for his age group.

Zac swam to victory and gold in the 200m breast stroke, Ethan Courts snapped a bronze in the boys 200m freestyle (13) and both Caitlin Roberts and Chloe Barnard added to their medal tallies with a silver each in the 100m backstroke 11 and 13 age-group respectively.

Caitlin Roberts continued her medal haul with a further bronze in the girls 100m individual medley and gold in the 200m freestyle.

Caitlin was ably backed up by her age group team mates in the 200m freestyle with Olalla Richards, Eve Herbert-Jarvis and Rebecca McCoubrie all placed in the top eight medal winning positions.

While Chloe Barnard (12) and Jess Part (15) both gained silvers in the 100m individual medley.

The 200m breaststroke proved a great event for Tritons with Caitlin Lynam (16), gaining the bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke championship final and the County Senior Champion trophy.

Jessica Part (15) also won the bronze in her age group and qualified for the 200m breaststroke championship final.

Other 200m breaststroke medals went to Caitlin Roberts (11) with a gold, Olalla Richards (11), bronze, and Evie O’Connell (11) coming in fifth place in their age group.

Rachel Shutt also added to earlier achievements with gold in the 200m freestyle and a bronze in the 50m butterfly, with Jess Part narrowly missing out on third place in the same event for 15-year-olds by one hundredth of a second.

Director of coaching Keith Smith said: “I’d like to thank the young swimmers, the coaching team and the parents, for their continued commitment and effort, which has resulted in some fantastic performances across all events and all age groups.

“The medal results were equally matched by the large number of PBs and individual performances in a competitive environment.”